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Girls basketball power polls: Box Elder leaps Belt in Class C

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jan 21, 2018

The high school girls basketball schedule went mostly as expected this week, with higher-ranked teams taking care of business in both conference and non-league games.

Last week’s top-ranked teams all stayed unbeaten but the Class C courts will have a new No. 1. Box Elder, considered by many the most talented team in the class, leapfrogs two-time defending state champion Belt in this week’s polls. The Bears handled Chester-Joplin-Inverness and North Star, improving to 12-0 on the year.

The Class C polls did see some change, with Twin Bridges close loss against Ennis vaulting the Mustangs into the No. 5 spot. Savage and Harlowton each moved up, while Twin dropped out.

Dillon nearly cracked into the Class A poll after pushing undefeated Helena Capital in a 40-39 defeat. Columbia Falls’ win over Hamilton dropped the Broncs one, making way for Hardin to move up a spot.

Class B’s top five remains the same from last week after each team held court.

The MontanaSports.com girls basketball power polls are below. For the boys rankings, please click here.

Class AA

1. Helena (8-0)
2. Capital (8-0)
3. Sentinel (7-1)
4. Senior (8-1)
5. West (7-2)

Class A

1. Havre (12-0)
2. Columbia Falls (11-1)
3. Hardin (9-1)
4. Hamilton (12-1)
5. Browning (8-3)

Class B

1. Three Forks (12-0)
2. Bigfork (10-1)
3. Townsend (10-1)
4. Colstrip (12-1)
5. Florence (11-1)

Class C

1. Box Elder (12-0)
2. Belt (12-0)
3. Savage (12-0)
4. Harlowton (13-0)
5. Ennis (9-1)